Tell us about yourself

My Name is Miranda Chavoya, and I am 18 years old. I graduated high school at 16 and started my business shortly thereafter. I am the second oldest of 5 children. I have a passion for teaching and enjoy tutoring on the side as well as being a drone flight instructor. I really enjoy traveling, SCUBA diving, and serving in various charitable organizations.    

How did you get started in the drone industry?

I was raised around entrepreneurs and greatly respected them. Since I was young, I always thought it would be neat to own my own business and be my own boss. I was first introduced to the drone industry by the DroneBoss. He taught me how to fly a drone, and I like to say that I “Fell in love at first flight!”  I joined the Sky Eye Network shortly after that and launched my company.

Tell us about your organization and your role there                  

My Company is called “The Drone Chick”. I currently do aerial real estate photography and aerial videography. I would like to start venturing into new verticals in 2018, specifically golf mapping and ag. I am also a flight instructor at Drone Command Live and enjoy teaching folks who are new to the industry how to fly. I just enjoy talking all things drones!

Industry Experience:

What do you like most about being in the UAV industry?

What I love most about being in the UAV industry is seeing all the enormous growth. It’s been awesome to be a “pioneer” in the industry along with many others.

What’s your favorite type of project and why?

My favorite type of project are video projects. I love being able to get awesome aerial footage and then seeing the finished product.  

 What excites you most about the potential for women in the industry?

I’m most excited about the fact that it’s just another opportunity that exists for women. Because the industry is so new, it’s pretty easy to get in and establish yourself. I really hope women who are passionate about this can take advantage of all the excitement surrounding it.

What’s your current favorite drone to fly?

My favorite drone to fly is the Phantom 4 Pro. It’s incredibly easy to fly and super professional.

What You’ve Learned:

What has been your most significant “lightbulb” moment since you entered the industry?    

My lightbulb moment is just realizing all the opportunity that exists. It’s incredible to realize just how huge this industry already is and is going to be. I have yet to come across an industry that cannot potentially use drones to advance their business.

Is there a tip you learned you would like to share with other women in the industry?

One tip I’ve learned in business is taking massive action in getting what you want. If you have a dream or a goal, take massive action to achieve it.  

The Final Word:

Is there anything else you would like to share with the Women and Drones Community?

Keep going. Keep Inspiring.  Never Stop Learning.

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